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I really liked this style and wanted it to work for me. The size guide put me in a medium. I’m 5’6” and 138 pounds with slim hips. With help from a representative who took more specific measurement info and explained their jackets ran very small, it seemed I was a large. The shoulders were too tight, but the body fit. I exchanged that for an XL but that didn’t work either. The shoulders fit better, but the body was too large. If I lifted my arms up to shoulder height, the jacket rose way up above my waist. The quality was excellent, but the fit was not meant for me. Very disappointing.
I obsessed about Schott jackets for weeks and was torn between this one and the Perfecto. I decided the Perfecto's belt might drive me bananas, so I went with this one instead. .I'm 5'6" 130 lbs and originally got a small but it was too tight across my shoulders. I mean, it looked really cool and form fitting when it was unzipped, but as soon as I zipped it it didn't look right. So I returned the small and got a medium instead, and it's great - I can wear it with a thick sweater and wrap a scarf around my neck and shove the extra scarf bits into the jacket to keep me warm. It's a bitchin, classic jacket and I love it.
I did a lot of research and even went to the LA store before ordering this jacket. Normally, I am a size S, but ended up having to exchange it for the XS jacket. (The customer service was great.) The sleeves are fully leather instead of leather with a stretchy fabric insert like many fashion-leather jackets, so if you have twiggy arms like I do, then there will be a lot of room in the arms. My only other gripe is the zippers are not YKK; rather, they say Schott on them, so I am not sure how well they will hold up. Anyway, I am happy with my purchase and have already gotten quite a few compliments from just breaking it in!
Very well-made leather jacket. I am 5'5' and 130lbs and an x-small was too small. A small probably would have been perfect. So don't hesitate to order your true size.
Since 1913, we have stood behind the quality of our products. That's why for our customers, if you are not happy with your item, you can send it back to us, with no questions asked. Our return and exchange policy is valid for 30 days from when the item was shipped, and make sure the original tags are attached, and it has not been worn.
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